NEATS Graduate & Pastor
“My name’s called Banja Benjamin. I am South Sudenese.
Before I knew Jesus Christ, I was walking in my old life. Even robbing people, killing people, taking people’s property. Making prostitutes, because at that time, I didn’t know that there was somebody called Jesus Christ.
“But when my brother came to me and preached to me, I got saved. I realized that really I’m lost.”
So at that time I cried. I cried because what I did to people was not good. So I surrendered my life and God helped me.
From there, I stayed in the church. Pastor Dima Edward took me to school at North East African Theological Seminary in Kajo Keji for two years. Going to NEATS really helped me in my leadership. If I didn’t go there, I believe I would not be strong in my leadership. I face a lot of challenges in my leadership and I believe without going to NEATS, I would not stand.
From there, I went to Yambio as a missionary. Unfortunately, war broke out in Yambio and really it was so terrible and so difficult for me to move. If you were to go out of your house, you would be killed. And many people died and really it just broke my heart.
By the grace of God, I was able to come from Yambio up to Uganda in Rhino Camp.”
“In the ministry of God, which God has called me, I love it.”
Banja serves on Empower One’s Mobile Evangelistic Team. This team consists of a dozen native missionaries that are constantly on the move reaching villages through street ministy, open-air preaching and door-to-door evangelism. They also focus on reaching those in hospitals, prison’s and schools. This team’s work consists of preaching, teaching and leading the way for church planters to disciple those who have responded to the Gospel.
“When we went to the camps, many gave their lives to Christ. Though we have lost many people, it is for the ones we have seen getting saved in the camp, that I say ‘thank you Jesus.’ More than a thousand people are giving their lives to Christ. Really God is working. God is working.
“And I believe if we go back to South Sudan they will be able to take this teaching to their own people and their own people will be able to accept Jesus Christ and we can see a lot of transformation in our country.”
I really appreciate our brothers from the U.S. and our sisters for your prayers. Thank you for praying with us. Thank you standing and praying for South Sudan.
May God bless you abundantly.”
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